Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

St. Marys Woman Charged in 2 Deaths; Suspect's 80-Year-Old Grandmother and Aunt's Boyfriend Were Killed

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

St. Marys Woman Charged in 2 Deaths; Suspect's 80-Year-Old Grandmother and Aunt's Boyfriend Were Killed

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Byline: TERRY DICKSON

A St. Marys woman is charged in Florida with two counts of murder in the beating and stabbing death of her grandmother and the shooting death of her aunt's boyfriend, police documents said.

When Jupiter police responded to a call of a shattered glass door at a townhouse about 11 a.m. Saturday, they found a woman who appeared to be covered with blood pacing in a fenced courtyard holding a metal object, the police affidavit says.

The woman, later identified as Amy Kern, refused an officer's order to step from the courtyard with her hands up.

Kern ran inside the dwelling and up a flight of stairs. Pursuing officers found the body of a woman with severe injuries on a stair landing.

She was later identified as Donna Kern, 80, and had died from being beaten and stabbed, the affidavit said.

Officers found Amy Kern inside an upstairs closet with her hands folded as in prayer and arrested her.

The police report said that Donna Kern had been bludgeoned and stabbed with a tire iron. …

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